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Calligraphy has been the most important medium of artistic expression in Islamic culture. This is due to it being the noblest of the visual arts in the world of Islam, for it is the writing of the Qur'an that is sacred art par excellence. It plays a part more or less analogous to that of the icon in Christian art, for it represents the visible body of the Divine word.

 

Calligraphy is the tongue of the hand

Rumi 1207-1273

 

Calligraphy (as seen by the Muslims) is a visible expression of the highest art of all; the art of the spoken word - the transmittal of thoughts and of history. In Islam, the most important document to be transmitted orally is, of course, the Qur'an. Proverbs and complete passages from the Qur'an can be seen today in Arabesque art and is closely linked to geometry. The proportions of the letters are all governed by mathematics. Inscriptions are most often used as a frame along and around main elements of a building like portals and cornices.

 

When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy. 

Rumi 1207-1273

 

Calligraphy is known as beautiful handwriting and in Arabic. It also means the art of pen and geometry of the spirit. It is an artistic tradition of extraordinary beauty, richness and inspiration. The first revelation of the Quran inspired Muslim artists to be creative and be exposed to this penmanship as a form of communication between spiritual and artistic identity.

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